Even the most accomplished readers get stuck in a rut, defaulting to books in a genre they know they’ll enjoy instead of taking a chance on something different.
But publishing professionals and readers who regularly flick between genres say you can find a new groove by looking to reliable sources and closely examining your literary habits.
Not knowing where to start in a new genre is “a classic challenge that most people face,” says Elizabeth Khuri Chandler, co-founder and editor in chief of Goodreads, a website where members record what they’re reading and rate and discuss books. Goodreads compiles lists of top books by genre by considering both a book’s average site rating and the number of members who have read it.
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